Middle East crisis heightens as Saudi Arabia ask Snapchat blocks Al Jazeera

Snapchat has blocked access to Al Jazeera’s news articles and videos in Saudi Arabia following a request from the government. Saudi Arabia told the social media company that the Al Jazeera Discover Publisher Channel violated local laws. “We make an effort to comply with local laws in the countries where we operate,” a Snapchat spokesperson… Read More »

Newtec Dialog® to Power BBC News

Newtec – a specialist in designing, developing and manufacturing equipment and technologies for satellite communications has announced its Newtec Dialog® multiservice platform is being used by BBC News for its provision of IP connectivity over satellite. Newtec Dialog will allow the BBC’s news team to deploy mobile solutions capable of transmitting video, voice, files and… Read More »

SES announces the launch of O3b mPOWER

SES announced the launch of O3b mPOWER, a revolutionary and powerful networks system that will deliver efficient high-performance network communications to users all around the world. The rapidly expandable and highly scalable O3b mPOWER system will leverage innovative space and ground technologies, and enable SES Networks to deliver fully-managed services in the dynamic mobility, fixed… Read More »

DRC to Get Satellite-enabled High-speed Connectivity

SES Networks’ and Gilat Telecom, has expanded the satellite capacity under contract with SES Networks in the Democratic Republic of Congo, now topping more than 3.0 Gbps. Gilat has been providing Kinshasa, the capital and largest city in DRC, with expansive internet connectivity services for many years, and has seen unprecedented network reliability and resiliency… Read More »

Optus Satellite extends contract with Seven Network

Optus Satellite has extended its services contract with Seven Network (Operations) Limited for transponder capacity on the Optus D1 satellite. The financial terms of the contract re-sign are confidential, however the term will extend to 2021 and capacity requirements expanded from 18MHz to 27MHz. Optus Satellite has provided satellite broadcast support to Seven Network since… Read More »

Intelsat 37e Preparing for Launch

Intelsat S.A, operator of the world’s first Globalized Network and leader in integrated satellite communications is preparing for the launch of Intelsat 37e, the fifth in their next-generation of high throughput satellites. The high performance satellite will be launched by Arianespace on an Ariane 5 launch vehicle on September 5, 2017 at 5:51 pm EDT… Read More »

SES Swaps SES-12 and SES-14 Launches

SES announced a change of launch vehicles and launch slots for its SES-12 and SES-14 satellites. Under the new agreements, SES-12 will be launched on a Falcon 9 vehicle from SpaceX in Q1 2018 while SES-14 will be launched on an Ariane 5 rocket early in Q1 2018. The swap of launches will enable SES… Read More »

Intelsat, with BCom and Newtec, Launches IntelsatOne® Mobile Reach Solar 2G Service for sub-Saharan Africa Wireless Networks

Intelsat, operator of the world’s first Globalized Network and leader in integrated satellite communications, has announced the launch of a managed services solution that will provide 2G services in remote locations. The solution leverages contributions of services provider BCom and technology provider Newtec for core components of the solution. IntelsatOne Mobile Reach Solar 2G is… Read More »